Rourkela (Orissa): Journalists wore
black badges during a silent protest before the statue of
Mahatma Gandhi at the busy Panposh Chowk here to protest
against the attack of police on media.
The media persons of Steel city and Sundargarh staged
an hour long dharna attracting attention of passers-by in the
busy thoroughfare holding placards with their demands.
The scribes of Rourkela had been boycotting the state
government`s functions demanding action against four SOG
jawans of Orissa police and an officer for `manhandling and
misbehaving" with the members of electronic media and lensmen
on June 7 when they went to cover the detention of eight
suspected Maoists at Bangamunda, about 20 km from here.
On Tuesday, the scribes submitted a memorandum
to the Additional District magistrate (ADM) Rourkela,
addressed to Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, demanding
suspension of the police officials involved in the incident.